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August 17, 2013

Martin County home inspires country rocker

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But struggles plagued the singer. “I found a local studio and cut some songs. I had found someone to invest in me and my music and when I finished the album, I headed off to Nashville. The master recording of the album was a disaster and I thought I could just fix it once I got to Nashville but that just wasn’t the case. The hard drive the the recording on was blank. At that point, I felt like my music career was over before it even started. I was disgusted with myself and after that I didn’t think about music for a couple of years. I was done with it all.”

While his music career was sidelined, Young’s personal life was also taking a taking a a turn for the worse. “My friends starting taking me out again to cheer me up and that’s when the music thing came back to me and I started writing again.

Young was able to get a recording contract with Platinum Planet Music and starting writing songs. “There was a song another guy was writing and I wanted to write with him. He never followed up and Jake (Holiday) didn’t want in on the song. So I wrote a song called “Country”. I hadn’t thought about Martin Co. for quite awhile but at that moment when I was trying to think about what country meant, I had all these pictures of Martin Co. They were pictures of my friends and my grand-dad. Every single word was about Martin Co. and was autobiographical, even the part about the red-bone blood hound.”

Since then he has caught the attention of many music legends in Johnny Neel of Allman Brother’s fame. “The “Let it Ride” album is one of my favorites. I love the spirit of this record. I love Jackson Young’s soul and his vision. So ya’ll need to get behind him and Let it ride out of the record stores , let it ride into your cd players and let it ride into the future,” said Neal.

For more information on Young’s music, visit www.jacksonyoungcountry.com or find him on Facebook.

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